A view from our room. If you look towards the back, in the center, you see what looks like a castle. I jokingly suggested we should walk up there and take a look, but that was a silly thing to joke about. Because my brother likes very long walks, and climbing, and sweating, and…exercising. Gross.
So he liked the idea and we started our very long journey.
Along the way we noticed this cool looking cemetery, I think it’s Evangelistria cemetery.
We spent a half an hour or so wandering around, taking pictures. EM liked the really old graves,
I’m partial to the ones with pictures.
I also liked this area that appears to be a graveyard for old headstones.
This was nice, too, but I didn’t have any pictures to contribute. Maybe next time.
This is the cemetery church.
After we left the cemetery, we had lots of walking to do.
Uphill walking. But when we got towards the top we were disappointed…
we went the wrong way. Who would ever have thought to look at a map first???
See that wall in the distance? We needed to be on the other side of that wall. We needed walk down a couple blocks and then, and back up again. Did I mention it was hot?
We did find the path, though.
Finally getting somewhere.
We discovered these ruins in the park on our way up.
I can’t find them on our map (yes, we did have a map the whole time, we just left it at the hotel), no idea what this is/was. But it was pretty cool. Then after walking uphill through the park, and up some stairs,
I found this.
Nothing fancy. We walked down the street past lots of restaurants with great views, and found…
a huge wall. City Walls.
So we were almost there…
just had to keep going UP.
Not quite there yet………….
There people were smart and took the bus.
Anyway, it was pretty neat in there.
Great views from the top. The funny part is…
this is what I was actually looking at when I said we should go up there. EM offered to keep going so we could see it, but I said I’d rather get some water and eat.
Couldn’t make it down without a quick stop, though.
This is probably the nicest shrine I’ve found so far.
I think all the others had icons hanging on the walls, but this one had them painted on all over.
There was even a font.
There were lots of places to eat nearby, but we wanted to go back to one of the restaurants with a great view. I’ll post it next.